Yesterday I gave my son a bowl of fruit. After he had had his fill, he set the bowl down like most kids do and ran off. Not too long after that I went to pick it up and noticed little gnats on the fruit! I was shocked. Where did these things come from? I can only imagine they must have hitched a ride in the carton of strawberries but had instantly been attracted back to the open fruit. I can assure you I keep a clean house. The whole thing was disgusting.
My babysitter was over and she said she had been told that equal parts water, equal parts vinegar and a squirt of dish soap would kill fruit flies.
What the heck, so I tried it.
And it worked!
This is about 10 minutes after I put the bowl down in the same area as the old fruit bowl.
Then I moved it to the kitchen and after a few hours, this is what happened:
For some reason the flies are attracted to the water and then eventually land and get stuck there. Its safe since its made from household items rather than pesticides. I am just going to leave the bowl on the window sill a few days to finish any extras off.
I hope this tip helps out your kitchen and thank you to my babysitter for this one!